How to mud around a shower

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Old 05-08-05, 11:02 AM
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How to mud around a shower

I am getting ready to mud around a new shower install. I was told to leave the sheetrock back one inch and fill in with mud between the sheetrock and shower edge. What kind of filler should I use. Is regular joint compund alright?
 
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Old 05-09-05, 06:35 AM
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I wouldn't use joint compound, it is water soluable. Use either durabond or thin set.
 
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I usually use quick set and then flat tape to the shower. Make sure after you caulk around it and do a good paint job.
 
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Old 05-09-05, 08:27 AM
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What do you mean by "flat tape to the shower"?
 
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Flat taping is how you tape drywall joints [not the corners]. If you have a wide area you are filling in with mud it is advisable to tape over it so as to elimnate any cracking.
 
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